Inês Freire, coordinator of the LIFE LUNGS project, visited the city of Lugo last week to see first-hand the progress of the LIFE Lugo + Biodinámico project and, through common learning, establish synergies that benefit both projects, taking advantage of the celebration of the Meeting “Building Sustainable Cities” organized by LIFE Lugo + Biodinámico.

After the Meeting there was a guided tour of the Impulso Verde building and the new urban forest of Las Gándaras, which has served to exchange experiences between the managers of the two projects.

From the LIFE Lugo + Biodinámico, the elaboration of a pilot study for the detailed planning of residential climatic comfort zones in the city; the urbanization of the Impulso Verde plot, with the humanization of the environment, the creation of rain gardens and a bike lane, as well as the paving of pedestrian areas with drainage material, or the creation of an innovative green area of ​​more than 12,610 m² in A Garaballa, which will make it possible to reconcile recreational, agricultural and ecological uses with the creation of new urban gardens.

LIFE LUNGS is led by the Lisbon City Council, in partnership with the Municipality of Malaga, and its main objective is to contribute to the implementation of the Municipal Strategy for Adaptation to Climate Change (EMAAC, 2017), particularly by promoting the city’s resilience to rising temperatures and water scarcity. The project’s focus on the promotion of ecosystem services provided by green infrastructure and natural-based solutions.